Mekong Delta provinces to boost shark catfish trade Business

Mekong Delta provinces to boost shark catfish trade

For the shark catfish sector in the Mekong Delta region to develop sustainably, authorities need to regulate output and quality and the use of chemicals more stringently and prevent unauthorised farming, said Le Hoang Vu, head of Dong Thap province’s Sub-department of Fisheries.
Prison sentences pronounced on rioters in Binh Thuan Society

Prison sentences pronounced on rioters in Binh Thuan

The People’s Court of Phan Thiet city in the central province of Binh Thuan handed down prison sentences of between 2-3.5 years on 30 defendants for their disturbance of public order at the provincial People’s Committee headquarters in June, at the first instance-trial on October 31.
Vietnamese youths join hands in caring for AO/dioxin victims Society

Vietnamese youths join hands in caring for AO/dioxin victims

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Vietnamese Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin signed a programme on coordination for the 2018-2023 period in order to encourage the involvement of youths in care for dioxin victims on June 25.
Dong Thap farmer profits from thinking big Business

Dong Thap farmer profits from thinking big

Nguyen Van Khanh, 47, earns 3-4 billion VND (132,000-176,000 USD) a year from re-producing an exciting type of rice from Japan known as ĐS1. To do it, he had to acquire land from relatives and friends so that he can use mechanised farm equipment to handle the large cultivation area.
Localities seek precise disaster forecasts Environment

Localities seek precise disaster forecasts

Natural disaster forecasts should be tailored to specific locations instead of large areas, Nguyen Van Khanh, vice chairman of the People’s Committee of the northern province of Yen Bai has said.
Scarcity drives up prices for Tet treats Business

Scarcity drives up prices for Tet treats

The supply of speciality fruits in the Mekong Delta for the coming Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls in mid-February, will be scarce because unfavourable weather has affected output, according to farmers.

In recent days, the price of speciality fruit like Nam Roi grapefruit, green-peel and pink-flesh grapefruit and Hoa Loc mango has risen because of low supply.
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TPP brings opportunitiies, challenges to footwear industry: official

Negotiations over Vietnam’s joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are underway. General Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Leather and Footwear Association Nguyen Van Khanh spoke with Vietnam Investment Review about the possible implications of the TPP on the local leather and footwear industry.